There is that quote about behind every good man there is a good woman….. or something like that. Well, behind every good blogger, there is a good husband:) I don’t talk a lot about my husband here. He is a huge part of the success of this blog. Plus he just celebrated a birthday and our anniversary is tomorrow. So I thought it would be fun to share a little bit about him :)
He grew up in a tiny farming town. We are talking TINY, people. As in he had 29 in his graduating High School class. He was the middle child in a family of 6 kids. He has always been the peacemaker, even as a child.
We met at college. It was his last year there and my first. Because he was so kind to everyone and such a good listener he had girls fawning over him. There were plates full of cookies dropped off with notes on a daily or at least weekly basis. All from different girls. He went out on dates almost every night of the week and most he did not ask. We were friends first even though I knew I wanted it to be more. I was patient and didn’t play games like some of the other girls that liked him. Our friendship turned into a relationship towards the end of the school year. We dated for a year before getting married.
He is everything I am not. He keeps me grounded. He helps keep things in perspective. And he has LOADS of patience!
He, like every guy I am sure, is a kid at heart. He adores spending time with our 4 boys. The thing that has helped me out the most with blogging is him keeping them entertained so I can work. I now have a schedule worked out (I gotta groove) where I am not on the computer very much during the day but in the beginning I was a TON. I had to figure out what the crap an HTML was :P He trusted me when I said it would be worth it in the end. I did see some weary looks here and there. But he was nice enough not to voice his concerns. He saw that it was giving me a much needed outlet and a boost in creativity so he let me sit there for hours while I googled “How to add pictures to a post in blogger”. Yep. I knew nothing in the beginning!!! Have I mentioned he is patient???
(This was a week and a half after I had my second baby and the same day my hubby came home from having surgery. He couldn’t lift or hold anything so this was the only way he could love on our new little guy.)
We have our squabbles like everyone else, but he is so good for me. He doesn’t say a word when during the winter I decide to use the kitchen/dining room as a workshop. He trusts me when I come up with some crazy scheme like stenciling our ceiling. He is proud of me and what I have accomplished. And he gently brings me down to earth when I have my head in the clouds. He is wonderful example to our boys of how to treat a woman and how to be a man. And even though he can’t remember anything to save his soul, I still love him to pieces. :)